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Sunday, 29 December 2019

Reflections by Brenda

Good morning, Brenda here with some more samples from last month's Hochanda shows.

My top card features Remembrance Tree with a Pan Pastel background, stencils and Distress Inks used to build up the scene and then the Tree stamped with Versafine Black and a reflection in the water and sentiment from the Harmony Tree set.

Here we have a Brusho background over-stamped with Small Graph Paper and then using Verafine black I stamped 'O' is for just as laid out on the set before cutting into separate stamps. I used my stamp platform to allow several inking to achieve a sold finish.

This is one of the Whiteboard Trading Hearts and inked with Distress Oxides, then stamped first with the grids from Small Graph Paper using a blue Versafine Clair ink, then Freedom Flower using with Versafine Clair, added some splatters around the edge using one of the worker stamps from the same set and highlighted with a white gel pen. The word is from 'F' is For, stamped onto vellum using the same ink and heat embossed with detail clear EP.

Yet more Distress Oxides and then the large image from Butterfly Mind stamped in Versafine Clair and texture paste and a stencil used to add sections of script. I also used the splatter stamp from Freedom Flower to add more interest and sentiment from the Butterfly set. I then stamped the Butterflies again onto vellum using Versamark, heat embossed with white EP, cut out, decoupaged and added wire antenna.

The background for this one was a leftover piece using Alcohol Inks and I simple stamped Harmony Tree and the sentiment with Versafine black and heat embossed with detail clear EP to prevent smudging as the base piece is a gloss coated card.

As always I appreciate your visits and words of encouragement.


  1. Really beautiful creations one and all Brenda and love the colours. I so love trees and these are all so different and pretty and used in such inventive ways including the wonderful reflection on the first and the clever use of the graph paper stamp on a couple. x

  2. Fabulous array of creations, Brenda! The first one is really a "WOW piece", such amazing scene! The reflection is just perfect!!!
    Love the bold warm colours and the grid of the second one, and the AT heart is just fabulous as the sentiment says!!! Amazing, sweet and fresh morning feel of the butterflies card, it's so delicate! And the alcohol inks background of the last one is delightful behind the lovely tree!!

  3. That first one is one to frame or illustrate a book with!


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